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Portage Pulls Off the Victory

The Terriers pulled off a win at Stride Place yesterday afternoon in front of over 1000 fans on Louis Riel day.

Portage found themselves down early when Justin Metcalf scored on the 5 on 3 powerplay 3:39 in to the first.  Anderson and Johnson also found the back of the net, Sokoloski scoring the lone Portage goal for  3-1 Neepawa lead after 20 minutes.

Tensions were high after a gritty match last Friday.

Jeremey Leipsic scored his team leading 26th goal beating Benoit with a backhand on the breakaway to cut the Native’s lead to one.

Both teams scored another in the second, Anderson’s second and Duncan Pierce finished off a Sokoloski pass to keep it a one goal game.

Zak Smith restored Neepawa’s 2 goal lead 7:48 in to the third, but the Terriers weren’t done yet. Ty Enns picked up his 15th of the season before Chase Brakel tied the game scoring from the top of the circle, but the biggest goal of the game was Ryan Sokoloski’s 2nd of the night, beating Benoit for the eventual game winner.

Yesterday’s win puts the Terriers one point back of Virden in second place with a game in hand.

Portage welcomes the OCN Blizzard tomorrow night to Stride Place for a make up game. Game time 7:30pm, all season ticket holders can use their orange November 8th ticket for tomorrow’s game.